August 2003: Journalist.
Role Name Type Last Updated Employee/Freelancer/Contractor (past or present) Washington Post Source Jun 24, 2010
Articles and Resources
Date Fairness.com Resource Read it at: Jun 29, 2005 Compound in Teflon A 'Likely Carcinogen'
QUOTE: The Environmental Protection Agency's own scientific advisory panel has identified perfluorooctanoic acid, a chemical compound used to make Teflon, as a "likely carcinogen" in a report it plans to submit to the agency next month.
Washington Post Jun 25, 2005 EPA Emissions Rule Is Upheld: Judges Back Agency's View on Coal-Fired Plant Upgrades
QUOTE: A federal appeals court affirmed the administration's approach to calculating polluting emissions from aging power plants yesterday, rejecting 13 states' contention that it violates the Clean Air Act.
Washington Post Jun 23, 2005 Pharmaceuticals in Waterways Raise Concern: Effect on Wildlife, Humans Questioned
QUOTE: Academics, state officials and environmental advocates are starting to question whether massive amounts of discarded pharmaceuticals, which are often flushed down the drain, pose a threat to the nation's aquatic life and possibly to people.
Washington Post Jun 17, 2005 EPA Using Data From Chemical Tests on Humans
QUOTE: "The Environmental Protection Agency is using data from two dozen tests that deliberately exposed humans to toxic chemicals to help determine whether to approve new pesticides, according to a study released yesterday by congressional Democrats."
Washington Post Jun 10, 2005 Horseshoe Crabs' Decline Further Imperils Shorebirds: Mid-Atlantic States Searching for Ways to Reverse Trend
QUOTE: "'It's appalling that you would destroy one of the great wildlife spectacles in the world so a few guys could make money scooping up horseshoe crabs for bait,'...Watermen in 15 states along the Atlantic coast, on the other hand, resent the regulators who have limited their horseshoe crab take since 1998."
Washington Post Jun 06, 2005 Extension of Ethanol Credit Draws Fire: Critics Say Flexible-Fuel Provision Boosts Oil Consumption
QUOTE: "A little-noticed provision in the House energy bill provides a key concession to major automakers, allowing them to take credit for producing vehicles that run on ethanol even if owners are using regular gas."
Washington Post Nov 25, 2004 Lack of Money Slows Cleanup Of Hundreds of Superfund Sites: Federal Toxic Waste Program's Budget Is Stagnant
QUOTE: ...The cleanup effort here, however, is receiving only a fraction of the funding it needs, and the project could easily take a dozen years. It is not the only one. Nationwide, Superfund is grappling with a growing number of costlier and more complex sites and a chronic reluctance by Congress to raise its budget.
Washington Post Oct 09, 2004 Ocean Exploitation Surfaces as Crisis: Widespread Pollution, Overfishing Spur Presidential Panel to Urge New Rules
QUOTE: For centuries, the various studies note, Americans have treated coastal waters as theirs for the taking, seeking bounty with little government oversight. Fishing boats trawled and trapped at will, oil companies built huge rigs to tap offshore resources, and cruise ships crisscrossed sensitive habitats so tourists could gawk at marine life.
Washington Post Sep 22, 2004 EPA Wording Found to Mirror Industry's: Influence on Mercury Proposal Probed
QUOTE: ...environmental advocates have discovered passages in the Bush administration's proposal for regulating mercury pollution from power plants that mirror almost word for word portions of memos written by a law firm representing coal-fired power plants.
Washington Post Aug 25, 2004 Report Details Energy Leasing
QUOTE: The federal government has leased 229 million acres in 12 western states for energy development since 1982, an area equal to the combined acreage of Montana, Utah and Wyoming, according to a report issued yesterday by an environmental group.
Washington Post Aug 13, 2004 DuPont Defends Its Reporting on Teflon Ingredient
QUOTE: Chemical giant DuPont Co. told the Environmental Protection Agency yesterday that it fully complied with federal reporting rules on health and environmental risks associated with a key ingredient used in making Teflon...the Environmental Working Group, a private advocacy group, have charged that DuPont failed to report important findings to the federal government...
Washington Post Aug 12, 2004 Report Says U.S. Is Draining Wetlands
QUOTE: The administration has allowed developers to drain thousands of acres of wetlands under a policy adopted last year, according to a report issued yesterday by four environmental groups.
Washington Post Jul 13, 2004 Roadless Rules for Forests Set Aside
QUOTE: "The prospect of endless lawsuits represents neither progress nor certainty for communities," Veneman said... "Our announcements today illustrate our commitment to working closely with the nation's governors to meet the needs of local communities, and to maintaining the undeveloped character of the most pristine areas of the national forest system."
Washington Post Jul 04, 2004 Endangered Species Act's Protections Are Trimmed
QUOTE: The Bush administration has succeeded in reshaping the Endangered Species Act in ways that have sharply limited the impact of the 30-year-old law aimed at protecting the nation's most vulnerable plants and animals, according to environmentalists and some independent analysts.
Washington Post Jun 23, 2004 Toxic Emissions Rising, EPA Says
QUOTE: "This is a very broad and far-reaching effort the agency has implemented to inform the American public about toxics," Nelson said.
Washington Post Jun 17, 2004 EPA to Act Against DuPont for an Ingredient in Teflon
QUOTE: The Environmental Protection Agency is preparing to take "formal action against DuPont soon" over allegations that the giant chemical company failed to report possible health problems connected with a key ingredient used in making Teflon.
Washington Post Aug 11, 2003 Democrats Unlikely to Retake House
QUOTE: ...the states used 2000 census data to redraw congressional maps and lock hundreds of House members into safe districts -- thus helping to protect the Republican majority...
Washington Post Apr 23, 2003 U.S. Sugar Industry Targets New Study
QUOTE: The sugar industry has launched a vigorous campaign to discredit a World Health Organization report on healthful diets, questioning why the Geneva-based group would urge people to derive no more than 10 percent of their daily caloric intake from sugar additives.
Washington Post Jul 25, 2002 House Votes 420 to 1 to Expel Traficant
QUOTE: The House voted overwhelmingly last night to expel Rep. James A. Traficant, an Ohio Democrat who ...now faces a likely prison term on felony convictions for bribery and corruption.
Washington Post Jul 19, 2001 Faith Initiative Hits Snag in House: Gop Moderates' Bias Concerns Postpone Vote
QUOTE: ...fierce opposition from Democrats and Republicans concerned about discrimination in federally funded charitable efforts.
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